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Title The way and manner yt St. Johns was taken according to ye best information could gett of both French & English [manuscript]: report, 1709 June [sic]
Author Pickering, John (c.1640-c.1721)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Account of the surprise, capture, and occupation of Fort William and the town of St. John’s, Newfoundland, by French forces under the command of Saint-Ovide de Brouillan (a lieutenant governor of Placentia or Plaisance, Newfoundland), Dec. 31, 1708-Apr. 7, 1709. Pickering provides a detailed description of the attack, treatment of the inhabitants, ransom negotiations and terms, destruction of English property and fortifications, and departure of the French. He also gives casualty figures.
Names Pickering, John (c.1640-c.1721); Monbeton de Brouillan, Joseph de (1676-1755)
Places Fort William, Newfoundland, Labrador, Canada
Keywords attack, captive, fort, battle, armed forces, Indian War, negotiation, property, personal account
Theme First Nations of Canada
Culture Area Arctic, Subarctic
Additional Information Capt. John Pickering was a Portsmouth, N.H., resident and military official. He also served as Portsmouth representative to the New Hampshire and Massachusetts assemblies at various times from 1680-1709.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 724
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue